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Monday, November 2
 

12:00pm

Exhibitor Display Setup
Monday November 2, 2015 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Le Salon Pre-function Area

1:00pm

Registration
Monday November 2, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
3rd Floor La Salle Pre-Function Area

5:00pm

 
Tuesday, November 3
 

7:00am

Breakfast Buffet
Tuesday November 3, 2015 7:00am - 8:00am
La Salle B/C

7:00am

Registration
Tuesday November 3, 2015 7:00am - 5:00pm
3rd Floor La Salle Pre-Function Area

7:00am

Exhibitor Exhibition and EnergyIoT™ OpenFMB™ Tour Sign Up
Tuesday November 3, 2015 7:00am - 5:00pm
INTERCONTINENTAL NEW ORLEANS 444 ST CHARLES AVE NEW ORLEANS, LA ,70130

8:00am

Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Sharon Allan

Sharon Allan

CEO and President, SGIP
Sharon Allan has been helping participants in the Energy sector unlock the business value of the electric grid by aligning and implementing strategy, processes and operations. Previously, Ms. Allan ran her own consulting firm and prior to that she ran the Accenture NA Smart Grid Practice. Other industry roles include President of Elster Integrated Solutions, Chief Knowledge Officer of Elster Electricity, Director of Product Management ABB, and... Read More →
avatar for David Forfia

David Forfia

Director, IT Projects, Electric Reliability Council of Texas
Director, IT Projects | Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) | | David Forfia has served in multiple roles at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) since 2006 and has represented ERCOT on the Information Technology Committee (ITC) of ISO/RTO Council (IRC) since its 2008. Currently, David is Director, IT Projects at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas where he is responsible for the upgrade and transition of all... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 8:00am - 8:15am
La Salle A

8:15am

Opening Keynote Session

Hear from Industry CEO on the importance of Business Transformation as the Industry embraces more distributed generation, renewables and electrification. 


Speakers
avatar for Charles Rice

Charles Rice

President and CEO, Entergy New Orleans
Charles Rice has served as president and CEO of Entergy New Orleans, Inc., a $750 million electric and gas utility, since June 2010.  | | After his first legal private practice position in Louisiana with Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, L.L.P, Rice joined Entergy in 2000 as senior counsel and then served as manager of labor relations litigation support. Rice joined New Orleans city government in 2002... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 8:15am - 8:45am
La Salle A

9:00am

PANEL: New Grid Rules & Business Solutions

Moderator:  Nick Wagner, Commissioner, Iowa Utilities Board. Learn what various regions are doing with policy to encourage changes to energy delivery system. Hear views on new grid rules and businesses including distributed energy resources.  Listen to changes impacting utilities & ongoing regulatory, key & legislative initiatives. David Owens, EVP, Regulatory Affairs, EEI; Greg Bernosky, Director, State Regulation & Compliance, APS; Heather Sanders, Principal Manager, Electronic System Planning Strategy & Engagement, SCE, Michael Carlson, President, Smart Grid North America, Siemens.



 


Moderators
avatar for Nick Wagner

Nick Wagner

Commissioner, Iowa Utlities Board
Mr. Wagner officially began serving as a member of the Iowa Utilities Board on May 24, 2013 when Governor Branstad appointed Wagner to fill a term ending on April 30, 2019. Board member Wagner serves on NARUC’s Committee on Gas, Committee on Critical Infrastructure and the Washington Action Program. He is Treasurer for SGIP and serves as board member for the state and local regulators category. He also serves on SGIP’s Marketing &... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Greg Bernosky

Greg Bernosky

Director, State Regulation and Compliance, APS
Mr. Bernosky is the Director of State Regulation and Compliance for Arizona Public Service (APS).  In this role, he leads a team that interacts with the Arizona Corporation Commission on compliance, rates and regulation, program and budget approvals, and consumer advocacy issues.  His team is responsible for strategic planning, communications, and relationship management on all State regulation issues.   Prior to this role... Read More →
avatar for Michael Carlson

Michael Carlson

President of Digital Grid North America, Siemens
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David Owens

EVP, Business Operations and Regulatory Affairs., EEi
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Heather Sanders

Principal Manager, Integrated Grid Strategy & Engagement, Southern California Edison


Tuesday November 3, 2015 9:00am - 9:45am
La Salle A

10:00am

PANEL: New Grid Operations

Senior utility executives will talk about strengthening Resiliency and Reliability while operating the grid with more distributed resources.  Learn how system planning and operations are thinking about their systems with the advent of more automation and integration of microgrids. 


Speakers
avatar for Caren Anders

Caren Anders

Vice President of Delivery Operations Support, Duke Energy
Caren Anders serves as vice president of emerging technology for Duke Energy. In this role, her responsibilities include the development and application of technologies that support Duke Energy’s mission of providing electric services in an affordable, reliable and clean manner – while maintaining a strong financial position and responding to an ever-changing business environment. Key emerging technologies include renewable... Read More →
avatar for Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly

Vice President of Electric Systems Engineering, National Grid
Chris Kelly is Vice President of Electric Systems Engineering for National Grid.  Electric Systems Engineering has the responsibility for transmission, substation and distribution engineering for the US and plays an important role in driving projects that connect and support customers while maintaining safety and delivery standards.  Chris joined National Grid over 26 years ago and has held various positions.   Chris is a graduate... Read More →
avatar for Kenny Mercado

Kenny Mercado

Senior Vice President Electric Operations, CenterPoint Energy
A more than 30-year veteran of CenterPoint Energy and predecessor companies, Kenny Mercado has financial and operational responsibility of the company’s electric utility, which consists of a 5,000 square-mile service territory and power delivery to more than 2.3 million homes and businesses in the Houston metropolitan area. Prior to his current position, he was division senior vice president of Grid and Market Operations, responsible for... Read More →
avatar for Erik Takayesu

Erik Takayesu

Director, Southern Cal Edison
Erik Takayesu is the Director of Electric System Planning for Southern California Edison. The organizations he currently oversees include Grid Modernization, Distribution and Transmission System Planning and Engineering, Distribution Automation, Power Quality, Generation Interconnection Planning and Studies. He has held various roles at SCE, including managing Grid Operations, Reliability Engineering, and Asset Management.    As... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
La Salle A

11:00am

PANEL: Big Data for Utilities

Streamlining utility operations, providing new services and information to customers, and driving operational efficiencies as a result of Big Data.  Hear the discussion on achievements and lessons learned from the use of this data.


Moderators
avatar for David Dollihite

David Dollihite

Energy & Resource Practice, Deloitte

Speakers
avatar for Mark Hura

Mark Hura

Group Vice President of Global Sales and Partners, Oracle
Mark M. Hura is the Group Vice President of Global Sales and Partners for Oracle’s Utilities Global Business Unit.  He is responsible for leading all global sales resources and partner relationships supporting Oracle’s Utilities Global Business Unit portfolio of software, services and solutions to Electric, Gas, Water / Wastewater, and Oil & Gas markets.  Additional responsibilities include development of strategic... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Norman

Jeff Norman

Vice President - Emerging Technologies, Leidos
Jeffrey Norman (jeffrey.a.norman@leidos.com) is Vice President, Emerging Technologies with Leidos’ Energy Consulting practice and has over 24 years of telecommunications and technology development experience.  Mr. Norman has been actively involved in the smart grid arena since 2000.  He has worked with more than thirty utilities as they have evaluated the role emerging technologies could play in their grid modernization... Read More →
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Stefan Wolf

Director Solution Management, IBU Utilities, SAP


Tuesday November 3, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
La Salle A

12:00pm

Lunch & CEO Vendor Keynote Address (Day One)
Speakers
avatar for Michael Carlson

Michael Carlson

President of Digital Grid North America, Siemens


Tuesday November 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
La Salle B/C

1:00pm

BREAKOUT PANEL: Energy Storage
Storage brings great promise to assisting with a more distributed and/or renewable source of energy.  Leaders discuss the successes, challenges, and future for storage.

Speakers
avatar for David Hebert

David Hebert

Director, Business Development, Sunverge
avatar for Joe Heinzman

Joe Heinzman

Sales Engineer -Energy Storage Systems, GE
avatar for Akira Morise

Akira Morise

Assistant SVP, Toshiba
More than 25 years experience in overseas market including 8 years stay in foreign countries - 3 years in  Belgium and 5 years in Russia. Main tasks - been working as a Global Sales and Marketing. Also acted as sales  engineer for some products categories. Experience of management of local staffs at Sony office in Moscow


Tuesday November 3, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Pelican 1

1:00pm

BREAKOUT PANEL: New Smart Grid Innovators

Business models are changing.  Come hear how financing models can motivate deployments, new financing models for assets, and the importance of rethinking existing business models.

 


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Deepak Divan

Deepak Divan

President, Varentec
avatar for Dixon Wright

Dixon Wright

Surety Operations, Wells Fargo Insurance Servcies USA


Tuesday November 3, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
La Salle A

2:00pm

BREAKOUT PANEL: Grid Edge Control
Industry leaders talk about innovative solutions to controlling the grid and managing the devices out on the feeders.  

Moderators
avatar for Robby Simpson

Robby Simpson

Systems Architect, GE Digital Energey
Charles Robert “Robby” Simpson, Jr., PhD, is a System Architect for GE Digital Energy, where he is responsible for the end-to-end architecture of GE metering systems from the utility back-office interface through the AMI network to the meter and the interface to in-home devices. Accordingly, Robby divides his time between designing and evaluating GE Meter’s architectures with particular attention to scalability, security, and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Owen Bialek

Thomas Owen Bialek

Chief Engineer, SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC
Tom received a Bachelor and Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1982 and 1986 respectively.  He also obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University in 2005. He is currently employed by San Diego Gas & Electric Company ("SDG&E") as a Chief Engineer.  His present responsibilities involve technology strategy and policy for transmission... Read More →
avatar for Keyvan Cohanim

Keyvan Cohanim

OpusOne, Chief Commercial Officer
Keyvan is Chief Commercial Officer of Opus One Solutions a software engineering and solutions company transforming the way utility grids, cities, communities, and homes interact in the Energy Internet. His experience spans over 25 years of sales, marketing, strategy and business management experience in large and small organizations in the energy and information technology sectors. Before joining Opus One, Keyvan was EVP, Sales and Marketing... Read More →
avatar for Jason Handley

Jason Handley

Director, Duke Energy
Jason Handley, P.E. is the Director of Smart Grid Emerging Technology and Operations in the Emerging Technology Office at Duke Energy.  Jason has over 18 years of electric utility experience specializing in the smart grid, distribution automation, and operations management.  In his current role, Jason defines and develops new technologies  impacting the electrical grid and oversees all of the ongoing operational aspects on new... Read More →
avatar for Raiford Smith

Raiford Smith

Vice President of Corporate Development and Planning, CPS Energy
Raiford Smith leads the Corporate Development and Planning functions for CPS Energy, one of the nation’s largest municipally-owned utilities with over 730,000 electric customers and 325,000 gas customers.  CPS Energy is vertically integrated and includes generation, transmission and distribution, and retail services with annual revenues of over $2 billion and total assets of over $10 billion. Mr. Smith and his team are responsible for... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Pelican 2

2:00pm

BREAKOUT PANEL: National Labs Grid Research

The National Labs have several projects that can help industry with grid modernization.  Come hear what various National Labs are doing.

 


Moderators
avatar for Chris Irwin

Chris Irwin

Program Manager for Transactive Energy, Communications and Interoperability in Smart Grid, Department of Energy
Christopher Irwin has spent over 22 years in a diverse spectrum of high technology fields from HVAC to semiconductor manufacturing, satellite communications, communication networks for advanced metering, and Smart Grid infrastructure.  At the US Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, he has managed over $1.5B in grid modernization projects. He has seen some of the top utilities in the country, from... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Daniel J. Elmore

Daniel J. Elmore

Director, Critical Infrastructure Protection National and Homeland Security Directorate Idaho National Laboratory
avatar for John Grosh

John Grosh

Deputy Associate Directorin the Computation Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
John Grosh is a  Deputy Associate Director in the Computation Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.   In this role, he oversees the development of new programs in advanced computing for national and economic security.  In addition, he oversees Lab research in the electric grid.    His focus is developing innovative solutions for government and industrial clients using high performance computing... Read More →
avatar for Carl Imhoff

Carl Imhoff

Manager, Electricity Market Sector, PNNL
Mr. Imhoff manages the Electric Infrastructure market sector within Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Energy and Environment Directorate. The market sector conducts advanced electric infrastructure research and product development with the U.S. Department of Energy, state governments, vendors, and commercial energy firms. In this role he is responsible for PNNL's research and development programs on innovations in the areas of advanced... Read More →
avatar for Pat Looney

Pat Looney

Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Technology Department, Brookhaven National Lab
Patrick Looney is the Chairman, Sustainable Energy Technologies Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory where he is responsible for BNL’s fundamental and applied energy research programs. A main focus of BNL’s effort is working with NYS utilities, NYSERDA, NYS Smart Grid Consortium and others to advance NYS REV and other related initiatives (e.g. NYPrize). Prior to this position, Pat led strategic planning for BNL. Before joining... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Pelican 1

2:00pm

BREAKOUT PANEL: Securing the Grid
Panelists discuss implementation lessons and models to secure the grid.

Moderators
avatar for Andy Bochman

Andy Bochman

Senior Cyber and Energy Security Strategist, Idaho National Lab
Andy Bochman is Senior Cyber and Energy Security Strategist for Idaho National Lab’s National and Homeland Security directorate. Prior to joining INL, he was an advisor on energy security matters at the Chertoff Group in Washington, DC, was the security lead for IBM’s global energy & utilities business, and helped launch several new cybersecurity start-ups. | | A frequent speaker, standards developer and adviser on topics at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mike Blakely

Mike Blakely

Program Manager, ViaSat
Work under Mike’s direction at ViaSat includes product development of a family of cyber security services, appliances, and software targeted at protecting critical infrastructure communications networks. Mike's CIP experience includes Edison’s Common Cybersecurity Services project, a Department of Energy study of policy based cyber-intrusion auto-response technologies, cyber-physical security integration, SCADA protocol deep packet... Read More →
avatar for Erfan Ibrahim

Erfan Ibrahim

Center Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
avatar for Ramesh Reddi

Ramesh Reddi

Ramesh Reddi has joined SGIP as our  Cyber Security Consulting Manager as of  Sep 2015. We are please to have Ramesh on board as he was a key contributor to SGIP and NIST Smart Grid cyber securityDigital Grid North America, Siemens standards NISTR 7628. He has worked on various key smart grid cyber security projects at various utilities such as PG&E, Exelon and FP&L. His utility projects... Read More →
avatar for Omer Schneider

Omer Schneider

CEO and Co-Founder, CyberX
Omer Schneider is a veteran of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) Elite Cyber Security Unit. During his extended military career, Omer headed the cyber security operations, research and development in an elite unit and was a member of the Israeli national cyber security initiative. Omer has a unique blend of leadership skills, business acumen, and a wealth of knowledge about the critical infrastructure... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
La Salle A

3:15pm

BREAKOUT PANEL: Distributed Energy Management

This panel will discuss the changes occurring as a result of DER and ways utiliites and market suppliers are responding.   

 


Moderators
avatar for Gary Rackliffe

Gary Rackliffe

Vice President of Smart Grids North America, ABB
Gary Rackliffe is VP Smart Grids North America and GM for ABB’s Smart Grid Center of Excellence.     As an industry leader on smart grid technologies and grid modernization, Gary is past chair of NEMA’s Smart Grid Council and a member of NEMA’s Distribution Automation Section, the DistribuTECH Advisory Committee, the Department of Commerce Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, and the IEC... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Julio Romero Agüero

Julio Romero Agüero

Vice President & Executive Advisor, Quanta Technology
Dr. Julio Romero Agüero is Vice President, Strategy and Business Innovation at Quanta Technology. He has 20 years of industry experience and specializes in grid modernization, technology strategy, smart grid, planning, reliability, operations, and analysis of power distribution systems, and integration of distributed energy resources and emerging technologies. He has developed solutions in these areas for utilities in the USA, Canada... Read More →
avatar for Chris Hickman

Chris Hickman

CEO & President, Innovari
Chris has over two decades of utility industry experience -- from power generation to regulation to end-use customer services and technologies. At Innovari, Chris provides the utility-centric vision for Innovari’s unique value proposition and strategy, furthering his objective to improve the electric energy enterprise globally.  Chris frequently contributes to industry events and conferences, as well as having spoken before... Read More →
avatar for Clyde Loutan

Clyde Loutan

Senior Advisor, California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO)
Clyde Loutan is presently a Senior Advisor at the California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) focusing on power system operation performance, and was the Principal Investigator for several technical studies including the ISO’s renewable resource integration reports published in 2007 and 2010.  Mr. Loutan serves on the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Frequency Responsive Reserve and the NERC... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Pelican 1

3:15pm

BREAKOUT PANEL: Transactive Control and Distributed Energy

Distributed generation, storage, and responsive demand represent a growing and largely uncoordinated set of distributed energy resources (DERs) that can be harnessed to address growing issues with higher penetrations of renewable resources, electric vehicles, and climate change.  Transactive energy represents a distributed decision-making technique to effectively and reliably coordinate DERs at scale.  New York, California, Hawaii and others are driving change toward transactive approaches.  Participate in a discussion of early experience with transactive energy and the characteristics needed for successful DER integration.


Moderators
avatar for Steve Widergren

Steve Widergren

Principal Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Steve Widergren contributes to new solutions for reliable operation of electric power systems. Common throughout his career is the application of information technology to power engineering problems including, simulation, control, and system integration.  He is a principal engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where he directs electric power projects and supports the U.S. Department of Energy.  He is a member of the board... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sunil Cherian

Dr. Sunil Cherian

CEO, Spirae
avatar for Curtis Kirkeby

Curtis Kirkeby

Fellow Engineer – Technology Strategy, Avista Utilities
Curtis Kirkeby holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering (BSEE) from Montana State University and a Masters in Engineering Management (MSEM) from Washington State University.  He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Washington and has 34 years of experience in the electric and gas utility industry; 6 years in substation design; 18 years in GIS, outage management, asset management, advanced metering systems... Read More →
avatar for Ron Melton

Ron Melton

Dr. Ronald Melton is the administrator of the GridWise® Architecture Council, and Team Lead for Electricity Infrastructure Integration at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He has over 30 years of experience applying computer technology to a variety of engineering and scientific problems. He was the director of the Battelle led the five-year Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration project that concluded in June 2015. Dr... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Pelican 2

3:15pm

EnergyIoT – Open Field Message Bus Interoperability

The Open Field Message Bus (OpenFMB) project is a SGIP Priority Action Plan (PAP) addressing multi-vendor, peer-to-peer communication in the field.  This EnergyIoT™ framework enables distributed intelligence by leveraging existing information model profiles and IoT standards.  OpenFMB is utility-led and will have a real-time interoperability demonstration of microgrid use cases in the Exhibitor Expo outside the meeting rooms on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Please be sure to visit and ask questions.  Led by Erich Gunther, these panelists are all active members of the OpenFMB project team, each with a little different role and perspective.  Join us for a colorful discussion of the history of OpenFMB, the challenges experienced over the past year, the future of OpenFMB, and some interesting perspectives on where the industry is moving with EnergyIoT.

 

 

 

Moderators
avatar for Erich Gunther

Erich Gunther

Chairman and CTO, EnerNex
Eric Gunther is the Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of EnerNex in Knoxville, Tennessee where he helps clients define their strategic direction in basic R&D, technology, and product development. Erich has 30 years of experience in the design and development of innovative solutions to a wide array of power system problems, most notably in ways to take advantage of communications networks and technology to improve the efficiency, operating... Read More →

Speakers
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Jack Britton

Principal Product Manager for the JBoss Fuse and JBoss A-MQ products, Red Hat
Jack Britton is the Principal Product Manager for the JBoss Fuse and JBoss A-MQ products at Red Hat.  He has 20 years of integration and messaging experience.   He has been working with Fuse and A-MQ, and their upstream open source community projects since 2006 where as part of the start-up LogicBlaze he was a consultant implementing integration solutions with open source software.  He made the transition to product management... Read More →
avatar for Jim Cale

Jim Cale

Group Manager, Distributed Energy Systems Integration, NREL
avatar for Stuart Laval

Stuart Laval

SG Technology Manager, Duke Energy
Stuart Laval is a member of Duke Energy’s Emerging Technology office, where he has spent the past 2 years managing the technology development of telecommunication systems and leading a number of standardization efforts related to grid interoperability. Prior to his role at Duke, Stuart spent over 10 years developing over 20 products at manufacturers of utility equipment, cellular radios, and power electronics. Stuart holds Bachelors and... Read More →
avatar for Stuart McCafferty

Stuart McCafferty

Vice President of Operations and Program Manager, SGIP
Stuart is a US military veteran, business executive, program manager, and system engineer professional with 30 years of experience. He has specialized expertise in Microgrids, Smart Grid technologies, managing complex technical projects, system architecture design, software development and implementation, real-time data acquisition, and managing Program Management Offices (PMOs). He is a certified PMI Project Management Professional... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Pelican 1

4:15pm

PANEL: Transforming Utility Business Models

Leaders talk about changes in business models and the need for the rewards and risks to be balanced yet how to incent innovators to participate in the energy space.


Moderators
avatar for Andres Carvallo

Andres Carvallo

CEO, CMG
Andres Carvallo is an award winning engineer, speaker, author, and executive. Andres is globally recognized by the IEEE as one of the early developers of the smart grid concept and technology. Andres defined the term smart grid on March 5, 2004. Andres championed Austin Energy's industry leading smart grid program design and implementation from 2003 – 2010 and he also architected the Pecan Street Project in 2009, while leading a total... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Dollihite

David Dollihite

Energy & Resource Practice, Deloitte
avatar for James T. Gallagher

James T. Gallagher

Executive Director, New York State Smart Grid Consortium
Named Executive Director of the New York State Smart Grid Consortium (NYSSGC) in April 2013, James T. Gallagher brings over 35 years of energy policy and industry experience to his role.    As Executive Director, Gallagher oversees the Consortium and its members as they work toward broad statewide implementation of a safe, secure, and reliable smart grid to modernize New York’s energy infrastructure.  Gallagher is the... Read More →
avatar for Larry Weis

Larry Weis

General Manager, Austin Energy
Weis has been the General Manager of Austin Energy since September 2010. He has over 30 years of experience in the electric and water utility business, including 25 years as a General Manager and CEO. He is considered an expert in strategic planning within the utility industry and has provided substantial innovation and growth to those he has led. Weis came to Austin Energy after spending 10 years as general manager at California’s Turlock... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 4:15pm - 5:00pm
La Salle A

6:30pm

Welcome Reception
Tuesday November 3, 2015 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Le Salon

7:00pm

 
Wednesday, November 4
 

7:00am

Breakfast Buffet
Wednesday November 4, 2015 7:00am - 8:00am
Meeting Room

7:00am

Registration
Wednesday November 4, 2015 7:00am - 5:00pm
3rd Floor La Salle Pre-Function Area

7:00am

8:00am

Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Sharon Allan

Sharon Allan

CEO and President, SGIP
Sharon Allan has been helping participants in the Energy sector unlock the business value of the electric grid by aligning and implementing strategy, processes and operations. Previously, Ms. Allan ran her own consulting firm and prior to that she ran the Accenture NA Smart Grid Practice. Other industry roles include President of Elster Integrated Solutions, Chief Knowledge Officer of Elster Electricity, Director of Product Management ABB, and... Read More →


Wednesday November 4, 2015 8:00am - 8:15am
La Salle A

8:15am

Keeping Customers at the Heart of Change

Session Topic: Keeping Customers at the Heart of Change

How to make sure that customers stay front and center and are the focus of the benefits our grid modernization efforts.  


Speakers
avatar for Calvin Butler

Calvin Butler

CEO and President, BGE


Wednesday November 4, 2015 8:15am - 8:45am
La Salle A

9:00am

PANEL: Management of the Grid

With growing interest in and deployment of variable distributed generation, microgrids and new market paradigms, effective grid management is an increasing challenge. As these drivers become more prevalent, listen to what these leaders are doing to ensure microgrids and other advances provide real benefits to utilities and customers


Moderators
avatar for Dave Wollman

Dave Wollman

Deputy Director, Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office, NIST
Deputy Director, Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology Dr. David Wollman is Deputy Director of the Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Wollman leads efforts to coordinate and accelerate the private-sector development of smart grid... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Shay Bahramirad

Shay Bahramirad

Director, Smart Grid and Technology, ComEd
Dr. Shay Bahramirad, IEEE Senior Member, serves as ComEd’s Director of Smart Grid and Technology. She is a strategic business leader in ComEd; the Electric Utility in Northern Illinois, working on the transformation to the modern power grids and the new energy economy. Her major responsibilities include leading Smart Grid organization across ComEd, and developing business case and performance measures for emerging technologies, microgrids... Read More →
avatar for Rich Dewey

Rich Dewey

Executive Vice President, NYISO
Rich Dewey is Executive Vice President of the New York Independent System Operator. The NYISO is responsible for operating the New York’s high-voltage transmission network, administering and monitoring the wholesale electricity markets, and planning for the state’s energy future.  In the role of Executive Vice President, Rich has responsibility for the NYISO Grid Operations, Market Administration, Planning, and Information... Read More →
avatar for Bud Vos

Bud Vos

CEO, Enbala
With over 15 years of energy industry experience, Bud Vos has in-depth knowledge of and experience with providing high-value software solutions to utilities. As president and CEO of Enbala, Bud is leading the company through the next phase of its business as it continues to expand its energy balancing platform capabilities and applications for the utility market. Previously, Bud worked as the COO of Simple Energy and was also senior vice... Read More →


Wednesday November 4, 2015 9:00am - 9:45am
La Salle A

10:00am

PANEL: Smart Grid and IoT Unite

As more devices become connected and customers begin to interact with the grid, how do we respond to this?  Listen to these leaders and how they think about IoT and their companies role.


Moderators
avatar for Jason Handley

Jason Handley

Director, Duke Energy
Jason Handley, P.E. is the Director of Smart Grid Emerging Technology and Operations in the Emerging Technology Office at Duke Energy.  Jason has over 18 years of electric utility experience specializing in the smart grid, distribution automation, and operations management.  In his current role, Jason defines and develops new technologies  impacting the electrical grid and oversees all of the ongoing operational aspects on new... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ed Davalos

Ed Davalos

LeadI nternet of Things Solutions (IoTS) – SmartCities, AT&T
Ed Davalos is the Lead for SmartCities solutions at AT&T Internet of Things Solutions (IoTS) business segment. He is responsible for the development and implementation of Internet of Things industry solutions which focus on leveraging AT&T’s core network, platforms and application portfolio for vertical markets. His current work involves ensuring the delivery of solutions that meet the industry's expanded needs for Smarter Cities... Read More →
avatar for Chris Greer

Chris Greer

Director, NIST
BIOGRAPHY Dr. Chris Greer is NIST Senior Executive for Cyber Physical Systems and National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability.  In these positions, he is responsible for strategic planning, program implementation and coordination with partners across the public and private sectors. Prior to joining NIST, Dr. Greer served as Assistant Director for Information Technology R&D in the White House Office of Science and Technology... Read More →
avatar for Geoff Sharples

Geoff Sharples

Enterprise Product Solutions, Intel


Wednesday November 4, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
La Salle A

11:00am

PANEL: Customer Engagement and Analytics

Hear from Industry leaders how they are  enhancing their customer’s usage awareness, helping customers to save, and making it easier for customer’s engage.  


Moderators
avatar for Andres Carvallo

Andres Carvallo

CEO, CMG
Andres Carvallo is an award winning engineer, speaker, author, and executive. Andres is globally recognized by the IEEE as one of the early developers of the smart grid concept and technology. Andres defined the term smart grid on March 5, 2004. Andres championed Austin Energy's industry leading smart grid program design and implementation from 2003 – 2010 and he also architected the Pecan Street Project in 2009, while leading a total... Read More →

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Dave Connaker

GM of Analytics, Landis+Gyr
Dave Connaker joined Landis+Gyr in July 2006.  Previously, he was an award winning Business Channel Associate Director with Verizon Wireless.  As the Director of National Sales and Operations with Landis+Gyr, Dave managed a sales force and led the proper management and compliance of all contracts, including working with manufacturers’ representatives, distributors and customers. In January 2009, Dave was promoted to Vice President... Read More →
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Steve Nguyen

Marketing, Bidgely


Wednesday November 4, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
La Salle A

12:00pm

Lunch & CEO Vendor Keynote Address (Day Two)
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Sharelynn Moore

Vice President of Global Marketing and Public Affairs, Itron


Wednesday November 4, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
La Salle B/C

1:15pm

Closing Remarks
Wednesday November 4, 2015 1:15pm - 1:30pm
La Salle A

1:45pm

Annual Members Meeting
Wednesday November 4, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
La Salle A

3:00pm

SGIP Board of Directors Meeting

Chair:  David Forfia, Vice-Chair:  Erich Gunther,  Secretary:  John Caskey.  The SGIP Board of Directors will meet to receive report-outs from SGIP staff and committee leads, address ongoing business, and discuss 2016 planning, including financials and areas of business focus.


Wednesday November 4, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
La Salle B/C

4:00pm

Expo Reception and EnergyIoT™ OpenFMB™ Demonstration

Come join your colleagues and the Open Field Message Bus (OpenFMB) team for cocktails and a live demonstration of our EnergyIoT™ microgrid solution.  Use your drink tickets, grab some Nawleans home cookin’, and see the first Internet of Things field application for the power industry!


Wednesday November 4, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Le Salon Pre-function Area

5:00pm

Technical Committee Meeting

Chair: Steve Widergren, Vice Chair: Robby Simpson – The Technical Committee is responsible for providing oversight and strategic direction for SGIP technical activities.  An overview of SGIP’s technical strategy, including interoperability gaps and directions, will be discussed.  The committee will hear reports of the progress and plans of SGIP technical projects managed by SGIP’s Program Management Office (PMO).  This includes a review of high profile projects (OpenFMB, test bed survey, and utility cybersecurity issues), other priority action plan (PAP) projects underway, and anticipated entries for the Catalog of Standards (CoS).  The meeting will also review the directions of the Standing Member Committees and the Domain Expert Working Groups (DEWGs) and any related organizational changes. This session is open to all members.


Wednesday November 4, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
La Salle B/C
 
Thursday, November 5
 

7:00am

Nominating and Governance Committee Meeting
Thursday November 5, 2015 7:00am - 8:00am
INTERCONTINENTAL NEW ORLEANS 444 ST CHARLES AVE NEW ORLEANS, LA ,70130

7:00am

Breakfast Buffet
Thursday November 5, 2015 7:00am - 8:00am
INTERCONTINENTAL NEW ORLEANS 444 ST CHARLES AVE NEW ORLEANS, LA ,70130

8:00am

Smart Grid Testing and Certification Committee / IEC 61850 Testing Profile PAP

Acadian I & II. Chair: Erich Gunther, Vice Chair: Cuong Nguyen. Testing & certification programs & processes accelerating availability of Smart Grid interoperable systems & devices. It has developed processes, as embodied in its Interoperability Process Reference Manual, that provide approaches & best practices for industry test programs focusing on interoperability & promotes widespread adoption of such programs. Discuss current work activities including IPRM standardization effort, PAP 23 (Testing Profile for IEC 61850 – Communication Networks & Systems in Substations, Catalog of Test Program, & Catalog of Testbed, as well as proposed work plan for 2016.


Thursday November 5, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am
Acadian I & II

8:00am

Workshop: Business and Policy Domain Expert Working Group & Green Button Priority Action Plan

Pelican I.  Co-Chairs: David Wollman, Chris Villarreal.The Business and Policy Domain Expert Working Group is the forum for discussions on the business and policy roles and importance of standards, including business and policy needs and their interaction with technical and standards needs for the industry.  The BNP DEWG facilitates discussions between regulators, utilities, technical experts, and others to engage in information sharing between the groups, and how technical groups can better interact and engage with business and policy experts.  At the BNP DEWG meeting, we will hear from state regulators and utilities on issues of specific interest that impacts the role of standards, and how to best move forward in integrating both sides. Some topic areas will include consumer energy usage (Green Button) and distributed energy resources.


Thursday November 5, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am
INTERCONTINENTAL NEW ORLEANS 444 ST CHARLES AVE NEW ORLEANS, LA ,70130

8:00am

Workshop: Transactive Energy Coordination Group

Frenchman I. Chair: Steve Widergren, Vice-Chair: David Forfia, Secretary: David Holmberg. Subgroup of the Technical Committee, offers a collaborative approach to integrating distributed energy resources (including responsive load) with power systems operations by using economic-based transaction concepts. The TECG will review the progress & directions of TE activities in related parts of the SGIP & collaborating organizations. We will discuss the progress made to identify a core set of TE uses cases as representative of the TE interface needs  for interoperability demonstrations of TE applications & an analysis of standards coverage, gaps, & future needs usage.

 


Thursday November 5, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am
INTERCONTINENTAL NEW ORLEANS 444 ST CHARLES AVE NEW ORLEANS, LA ,70130

8:00am

Workshop: Smart Grid Bankability Priority Action Plan

Tremé . U.S. Chair: Dixon Wright. Session will explore how SGIP PAP25 & the future SB-Data Strategy Working Group can leverage compliance to promote establishment of multi-industry Data Sets to enable data interoperability, with uniform cyber security, across all public agencies for compliance with most statutory requirements. Formally adopted & implemented Data Sets, like Green Button, will provide the structure & impetus for private industry to develop innovative data analytics & new products & services for improving access to capital, & for obtaining financial security with better terms & conditions, for renewable projects by better managing risk, & therefore make Solar more Bankable.


Thursday November 5, 2015 8:00am - 11:30am
INTERCONTINENTAL NEW ORLEANS 444 ST CHARLES AVE NEW ORLEANS, LA ,70130

10:00am

Workshop: Consumer to Grid Domain Expert Working Group

Pelican II. Chairs: Ken Wacks & David Holmberg. Review extensive SGIP activities linking smart grids to buildings & homes. Learn about energy management strategies & white papers developed by SGIP Building-to-Grid, Industry-to-Grid, & Home-to-Grid groups.


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Pelican 2

10:00am

Workshop: Smart Grid Architecture Committee

Acadian I & II

Smart Grid Architecture Committee (SGAC)


Chair: Ron Cunningham. 
SGAC is responsible for reviewing Smart Grid interoperability standards for architecture best practices; creating and working with other regional and international architecture bodies on an aligned architectural methodology, and associated artifacts; and identifying architectural requirements and making recommendations on emerging Smart Grid requirements such as transactive energy, microgrids, demand response and distributed energy resources.



Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
INTERCONTINENTAL NEW ORLEANS 444 ST CHARLES AVE NEW ORLEANS, LA ,70130

11:30am

Marketing and Membership Committee Meeting

Pelican I. Group Chair: Andres Carvallo; Vice Chair: Nick Wagner. Open meeting for all general members to attend & see what goes on a regular committee meeting. We will review our activities during 2015 & follow up on items from last meeting.


Thursday November 5, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
Pelican 1

11:30am

Networking Lunch
Thursday November 5, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
La Salle B/C

12:30pm

Workshop: Distributed Renewables, Generation, & Storage/Microgrid Priority Action Plan

Pelican II. Chair: Allen Hefner. Address issues related to Smart Grid integration of distributed renewable/clean energy generators & electric storage, initiate priority action plans, while enhancing grid stability, quality & safety.


Thursday November 5, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Pelican 2

12:30pm

Workshop: Smart Grid Cyber Security Committee

Acadian I & II. Chair: Suzanne Lightman; Vice-chair: Akhlesh Kaushiva. Smart Grid Cybersecurity Committee (SGCC) is a key working group of SGIP. SGCC launched a joint effort with utilities to develop cyber security guidelines. This workshop is a working session to accomplish that objective.  Key utility members of SGCC will provide feedback on how to implement Department of Energy ES-C2M2 (Electricity Sector-Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model) and NIST CSF (Cyber Security Frameworks) in Electric utilities’ business units comprising of generation, transmission and distribution. In addition to the sharing of cyber security experience from utilities to develop the cyber security guidelines, SGCC will develop a work plan for 2016 activities. One new activity will be EnergyIoT security.


Thursday November 5, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Acadian I & II

12:30pm

GridWise Architecture Council Meeting

Chair: David Forfia. Transactive Energy Decision maker's check-list, Transactive Valuation methods, standard communication messages for crew communications during emergencies & developing an outline of upcoming workshop sessions on Transactive Systems.


Thursday November 5, 2015 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Treme

2:15pm

Workshop: Smart Grid Implementation Methods Committee

Acadian I & II. Chair: Don Von Dollen. Address issues associated with the implementation & adoption of standards & interoperable solutions. This meeting will focus on the issue of migrating from serial communication to IP-based communication for utility SCADA systems. Several utility representatives will make presentations on the challenges they are facing & their strategies for transitioning. Following the presentations, there will be a group brainstorming session on activities that the IMC can launch that will address the challenges of serial to IP migration.

 


Thursday November 5, 2015 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Acadian I & II

4:00pm

EnergyIoT™ & Open Field Message Bus™

Pelican  I & II . Chairs: Stuart McCafferty & Stuart Laval. Vice-chair: Robby Simpson. Project is a Priority Action Plan (PAP) addressing multi-vendor, peer-to-peer field communications. This EnergyIoT™ framework enables distributed intelligence by leveraging existing information model profiles & IoT standards. OpenFMB is utility-led & will have a real-time interoperability demonstration of Microgrid use cases in Exhibitor Expo on Tuesday & Wednesday. During workshop, team will get a report-out on the NAESB OpenFMB framework standards development activity, develop high-level requirements for the creation of an Application Programming Interface (API), & will build a work plan for 2016.

 


Thursday November 5, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Pelican I & II

4:00pm

Grid 3.0 Meeting

Acadian I & II. Chair: Don Von Dollen. Grid 3.0 is an ad hoc collaboration between several organizations (including SGIP, DOE, NIST, NEMA, EPRI, GWAC, UCA, etc.) to engage stakeholders & develop a roadmap to identify the critical activities needed to achieve the resilient, flexible & highly-interactive grid of the future – Grid 3.0.  The motivation for doing this is to promote coordination & collaboration between organizations.  This meeting will provide an overview & status report on the group’s activities.


Thursday November 5, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Acadian I & II